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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Fireplace Pizza Oven

    This has gone from a dream to a hobby to a passion. I wanted to share the journey and thank everyone for the help they have provided. It's not done yet, but the concept is now proven. Fireplace is terrific and the pizza is amazing.

    The floor of the pizza oven lifts to become the rear throat of the fireplace. My final challenge is how to mechanically lift the floor. I am debating between a scissor lift, gear drive, or worm drive. Any ideas would be appreciated.

    The distance from the floor is 10". It needs to travel 15" in the tilt. It takes 98 lbs to lift it from the front edge.

    Last edited by pacificfurn; 03-01-2010, 09:39 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Fireplace Pizza Oven

    Counterweight it so that you can tilt it with one hand....or two. This is in the spirit of the whole concept...use old techniques.

    Make sure you have a way to lock it either in fireplace/grill mode or oven mode.


    • #3
      Re: Fireplace Pizza Oven

      There's a missing picture, and I'm confused: you lift your entire dome? doesn't it just slide off the insulation? Tell us more.

      I like your outer arch, by the way. Nice design: it looks strong.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


      • #4
        Re: Fireplace Pizza Oven

        Originally posted by sacwoodpusher View Post
        Counterweight it so that you can tilt it with one hand....or two. This is in the spirit of the whole concept...use old techniques.

        Make sure you have a way to lock it either in fireplace/grill mode or oven mode.
        Thanks SacWood Pusher,

        I ended up going a little Rube Goldberg with it. A challenge, but fun. Check out the pictures, especially the videos. I just finished the electronics and switches on Saturday.
        MobileMe Gallery


        • #5
          Re: Fireplace Pizza Oven

          All right, all right!!!!!

          You know.....you may have a little too much free time on your hands.

          I have done things like this. I once build a replica of a 1927 outhouse, designed by the Texas Department of Sanitation....I built it out of redwood, but without a basement. I shingled it with cedar shakes, and even put a crescent moon in the door. I put it over my well casing. Just for fun.

          I had what was probably the most expensive outhouse replica around....Redwood is pricey. Useless too....an outdouse without a basement.


          • #6
            Re: Fireplace Pizza Oven

            That sounds like a fun project. Just hope a drunk doesn't come by and piss in your well!